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martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
polemic - attack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view; N. polemics: art of debate or controversy
megalomania - mania for doing grandiose things; mental disorder characterized by delusions of wealth, power, or importance
kismet - fate; destiny; Ex. Kismet is the Arabic word for fate.
pharisaical - pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical
accomplice - partner in crime
cistern - reservoir or water tank
unwitting - not knowing; unaware; unintentional; Ex. She was their unwitting accomplice; Ex. unwitting insult; CF. wit: know
nostrum - questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)
gustatory - affecting or relating to the sense of taste